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Halau History & Highligts

2014 Hiʻiakaikanoʻeau (Maui) –delves into Hawaiʻi creative sense of practical beauty, celebrating the return of traditional kapa (barkcloth) to the stage with poetry and beautiful movement

2013 Hoakua (Hawaiʻi) - an evening of dance, music, and spirituality that brought together traditional Japanese and Hawaiian dance in celebration of a common respect for the environment.

2011 The Hawaiian Arts of Hula and Kapa debut

2010 Hi‘iaka Wahinepō‘aimoku debut (Maui & Japan) - sequel to the hula drama, Holo Mai Pele

2008 Award: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs honors Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele for perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and the art of hula.

2006 Dance in America: Wolf Trap’s Face of America (Washington, DC) – Volcanoes National Park

2004 National Museum of the American Indian opening (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC)

July 2003 Celebration of Sacred Dance and Music at the Cultural Olympiad  (Olympics, Greece)

2003 Homegrown: Music of America series, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

2002:     Hānau ka Moku premiere (Maui) - dance drama that honors the procreative forces of the earth, combining kahiko hula with contemporary dance

2001 Dance In America: Holo Mai Pele premieres on PBS Great Performances

1996 Award: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs honors Hālau o Kekuhi and the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation as “Hawaiian Living Treasures”

1995 Holo Mai Pele debut (Maui) – First dance-drama of Hawai‘i’s epic poem

1993 Award: National Endowment for the Arts presents Nālani Kanaka‘ole and Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele with The National Heritage Fellowship Award

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